Full-time freelance writer based in Glasgow, Scotland… author of 17 books, three of which are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Permanent Collection… former news editor at TeamRock.com… former band manager, drummer and keyboardist… TV and radio presenter… real ale fan.
Metallica Resented Jason Newsted for Quitting, Says Lars Ulrich
James Hetfield also reflects on why they didn't fight to keep bassist who left in 2001.
Tom Morello Recorded Solo Album Guitar Parts on His Phone
Guitarist says he’ll never need to learn how his home studio works after reading Kanye West quote.
Dave Grohl Recalls Impact of False Kurt Cobain Death Report
Mistake left Nirvana drummer unable to process singer’s passing a month later.
Foo Fighters Postpone Show After COVID Infection
Los Angeles concert to be rescheduled while Buckcherry call off eight tour dates as infections ramp up again.
Sebastian Bach Responds to Death of Johnny Solinger
Former Skid Row singer sends condolences, adding that news coverage gave him an “awkward” moment.
Nirvana Members Only Hoped ‘Nevermind’ Would Buy Them Apartments
Dave Grohl recalls modest ambitions for world-changing album.
David Bowie Painting Found in Thrift Store Breaks Auction Record
The 90’s canvas, purchased at a donation center for $5 CAD, sold at auction for more than $100,000 CAD.
Why Alex Lifeson Got Kicked Out of a Music Store Every Week
Rush guitarist was once a regular presence at Long & McQuade in Toronto.
Wolfgang Van Halen Can’t Watch His ‘Distance’ Video
Song was written as he anticipated a future without his dad, Eddie Van Halen.
Small Venues Still at Risk as COVID Cash Fails to Arrive
“Not a single penny” released five months after Save Our Stages bill was passed.
Darkness Announce New Album ‘Motorheart’
They say seventh LP transports listeners to “Elysian fields of rock.”
Eddie Van Halen Treated Frankenstrat Guitar Like ‘Junk’
Wolfgang Van Halen recalls shock when his dad threw iconic instrument across the room.